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Panasonic DMC-TZ58 Digital Camera

16MP 20x MOS Jan 2015
Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Sensor Type Release Date
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20 Reasons For

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,743 user and expert reviews, Panasonic has good reviews for its cameras. Panasonic also has good reviews specifically for its compact cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the DMC-TZ58 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for more than a year. The display diagonals of compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-TZ58 range from 1.3" to 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

There are a number of other 3" screen digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The DMC-TZ58 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-TZ58 do not have a built-in flash.

There are a number of alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Fujifilm XQ2[plb_2788588_price].

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Supports Wi-Fi

The DMC-TZ58 supports wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago do not support wi-Fi.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic DMC-TZ58 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other cameras of a similar age and type to the DMC-TZ58 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

If the memory card type of this compact camera digital camera is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony DSC-WX500[plb_2838899_price] (MicroSD (TransFlash and higher rated)|MicroSDHC|MicroSDXC|MS Duo|MS Micro (M2 and higher rated)|MS PRO Duo|MS Pro-HG Duo|SD|SDHC|SDXC and higher rated), or the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS[plb_3125490_price] (HC MMC+|MMC+|SD|SDHC and higher rated).

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The DMC-TZ58 has one of the higher display resolution (numeric)s (1,040,000 pixel) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this age and spec is 1 pixels and the highest is 1,100,000 pixels.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the DMC-TZ58 is more than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on compact cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TZ58. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Long Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-TZ58 have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 0.12s and 60s. At 30 seconds, the Panasonic DMC-TZ58 has a quite long slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DMC-TZ58.

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Has Two Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the DMC-TZ58 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Panasonic camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on cameras that came out around the same time as the DMC-TZ58. The photo effects "Sepia" is also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Digital cameras of this age and type have battery capacitys of between 680mAh and 1,300mAh. The DMC-TZ58 has one of the bigger battery capacitys (1,250 milliampere * hour) amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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Has Two Camera Playbacks

The number of camera playback modes found on the Panasonic DMC-TZ58 is more than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks Slide show and Thumbnails are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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350 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)s

The DMC-TZ58 is a digital camera that takes 350 shots battery life (CIPA standard)s.

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Supports Seven ISO Sensitivitys

The DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 160, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this camera. The ISO sensitivitys 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 and Auto are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The highest video resolution supported by the DMC-TZ58 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by compact cameras that are a comparable age to the DMC-TZ58. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and type to the DMC-TZ58.

The worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the Panasonic DMC-TZ58 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best video resolution across all digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-TZ58.

The worst video resolution across comparable types of camera is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Three Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic DMC-TZ58 is more than most digital cameras that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found light exposure modes is Auto, but this light exposure modes is not found on this Panasonic camera. The light exposure modess Aperture priority AE, Manual and Shutter priority AE are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Supports Three Camera File Systems

The number of camera file systems supported by the DMC-TZ58 is more than most digital cameras of this age and type. This camera supports an Exif 2.3 camera file system, which is the most commonly supported camera file system supported by compact cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DMC-TZ58. The camera file systems "DCF" and "DPOF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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± 2EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

This digital camera has a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is typical of many cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 24 millimeters, the DMC-TZ58 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TZ58. Similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the DMC-TZ58 have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 3.1mm and 38mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 25mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The DMC-TZ58 does not support Full HD video, although this is within the context that most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the DMC-TZ58 also do not support Full HD video.

We compared all the other digital cameras which also support Full HD video to this digital camera and we think the Canon PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[plb_2976201_price], or the Olympus Stylus 1S[plb_3190594_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most compact cameras that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D. The DMC-TZ58 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Digital cameras which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70[plb_2749648_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other compact cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TZ58, the DMC-TZ58 does not have a GPS (satellite).

It is worth considering alternative cameras which also have a GPS (satellite) including the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price], the Canon SX710 HS[plb_3538695_price], or the Sony DSC-HX90V[plb_2841480_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Panasonic DMC-TZ58 does not support video capability, although it is worth noting that most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to the DMC-TZ58 also do not support video capability.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also support video capability including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price], or the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most digital cameras that are a similar age to the DMC-TZ58 are not waterproof. The DMC-TZ58 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the DMC-TZ58 is 2x and the biggest is 120x. At only 2 times zoom factor, the DMC-TZ58 has a very small digital zoom compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been available for a similar time to the DMC-TZ58.

We compared all the other 2x digital zoom cameras to this camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ71[plb_2770268_price] is also worth considering.

Digital cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon IXUS 275 HS[plb_2846769_price] (4x), or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The weights of cameras of this type and age range from 98g to 460g. The DMC-TZ58 is quite heavy (223 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-TZ58.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The DMC-TZ58 has a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) which is higher than most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to it have a 5472 x 3648 still image resolution(s). The worst still image resolution of all digital cameras of this age and spec is 640 x 360 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The Panasonic DMC-TZ58 has a greater number of flash modes than most cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the DMC-TZ58. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Very Low Motion JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the DMC-TZ58 the motion JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. With a motion JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the DMC-TZ58 has one of the lower motion JPEG frame rates amongst compact cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic DMC-TZ58

Released Over Two Years Ago

This compact camera digital camera was released over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The DMC-TZ58 has a pretty standard optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DMC-TZ58.

If this Panasonic digital camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DSC-HX90[pl_2838898_price] (30x), or the DSC-WX500[pl_2838899_price] (30x) both from Sony or the Olympus Stylus SH-2[plb_2898975_price] (24x) which is also higher rated.

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Average Megapixel

The DMC-TZ58 has a pretty standard megapixel (16 megapixels) compared to most of the other compact cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the DMC-TZ58.

Alternative 16MP digital cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the Nikon Coolpix S9900[plb_2751364_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a camera with a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the Samsung MV800[plb_3153818_price] (16.15MP and higher rated), or the Sony DSC-HX90[plb_2838898_price] (18.2MP and higher rated).

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MOS Sensor Type

The DMC-TZ58 has a MOS sensor type which is better than the CCD sensor type found on most compact cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

Alternative cameras that have a MOS sensor currently available that you might want to consider include the Lumix DMC-TZ70[pl_2749648_price], or the Lumix DMC-TZ71[pl_2770268_price] both from Panasonic which has better reviews.

If the sensor type of this digital camera is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the SX710 HS[pl_3538695_price] (CMOS and higher rated), or the PowerShot ELPH 350 HS[pl_2976201_price] (CMOS and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Range (tele)
Flash Range (wide)
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI
HDMI Connector Type
Camera
GPS (satellite)
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Calendar
Histogram
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Scene Modes
Languages Support
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Battery Voltage
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Wrist Strap Included
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Other Features
Built-In Flash
Technical Details
Built-In Speaker(s)

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dmctz58ew, dmctz58egw, panasonic dmctz58, panasonic dmctz58e, panasonic dmctz58eg, panasonic dmctz58egk, panasonic dmctz58egt
Barcodes 05025232819188, 05025232819249, 05025232819256
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